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been somebody who wants to do these jobs. foreign policy is my passion and yet, actually, i'm also a mother, and i want to be at home for the last firch year five y children are at home, and it was hard for me to admit that to myself, but in the end, i had to recognize both as a matter of need and want that my life was going to go in a different direction than i always expected it would and i had to listen to that, and i had to, in the ent, kind of say, wow, maybe i'm not quite the same person i thought i was, but i know this is the right thing for me to do. >> what was your most important job in relation to balancing it as a role as a mother? >> it was just that sense where so often you know, particularly my oldest son really needed me home. needed us both there, and i was in another place. and i could not do anything about that. i think that is true for millions of parents and certainly millions of women, and i realized the stress was just overwhelming of knowing that i had a child who really did need me and i couldn't respond. i couldn't live up to that responsibility. >> after
america's position in the world, foreign policy in particular in the last 12 years let's say? >> well, as you probably know and have -- i'm completely against war. i believe in self-defense. i believe if you get hit, you hit back. but preemptive wars, i don't believe in them. i don't think they're necessary. i think wars are started to make money. and make money for the people who start a war over here and a war over there and sell bombs to both sides. >> when you look at what's happening in the middle east, it's been a crisis most of my lifetime, i can remember. pretty much most of yours. do you see any hope there? do you see any chance of actual peace? the middle east? >> well, if you believe in the bible, where it says two things. it says is there there will always be wars and rumors of wars. and it also says that for 1,000 years somewhere down the future, we're going to have peace. so hopefully those thousand years are coming up on us. >> were you pleased that barack obama got re-elected? >> i'm glad he got re-elected. i think he has a lot of things in his favor, the things that h
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